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The cook must prepare the traditional Great Cake for the village children's party, unbeknownst to him the star amongst the silver trinkets bestows a special gift on the one who finds it. The lad grows up to be the finest of iron smiths, but prone to disappear, wandering abroad in parts unknown - a land of strange magic, a privilege and gift of the few. A fable, a myth, and a parable at the edge of the worlds of mortal man and faery, it should be more widely known.
The review of this Book prepared by Michael JR Jose








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Coming of age    -   Yes Repressive society story    -   Yes Repressive because:    -   controls your mind Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   coping with mental/magical powers Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Given added abilities Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   can talk to animals

Setting

Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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